Cloud Computing

Greg de Chasteauneuf, Chief Technology Officer at Saicom Voice Services.

Saicom extends its offering with managed SD-WAN service

April 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

End-to-end telecommunications and networking solutions provider Saicom has extended its offering with a fully managed Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) service. Saicom’s SD-WAN service is powered by VeloCloud. “SD-WAN is of particular interest to businesses that are moving their applications to the cloud and those with multiple branches...

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Brendan McAravey, Country Manager, Citrix South Africa.

Why Placing All Your Eggs in One Cloud Can Be a Problem

April 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

We can all agree that cloud has practically become a part of our everyday lives, whether you’re streaming your favourite Netflix shows, or even engaging in simple communication with friends and co-workers on Slack. This is why when the cloud provider that...

Cherian Varghese, Vice President & Managing Director - Sub Saharan African Markets Oracle.

Oracle’s Cherian Varghese discusses cloud in Africa

April 21, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Top StoriesComments (0)

Enterprise services leader, Oracle, recently hosted its Oracle Digital Day event across 25 African countries. These events are aimed at driving digital transformation and encouraging the adoption of cloud and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions....

Paul Divall, Managing Director, Intelligent Technologies – The Jasco Group

Digital video archiving – keeping up with today’s broadcast demands

April 21, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments (0)

Broadcasters and video producers across the world are moving to computer-based platforms. As they do, access to any content, anytime, anywhere, is becoming a critical success factor. As growth of digital video data explodes, the introduction of digital asset...

Gert Schoonbee, T-Systems and Alex Du, Huawei signing the official partnership documents at Huawei Eco-Connect in Sandton.

T-Systems and Huawei partner to bring OTC to South Africa

April 21, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

T-Systems South Africa and Huawei announced at the Huawei Eco-Connect Conference in Sandton today an industry disrupting partnership that will bring Open Telekom Cloud (OTC) to South Africa. OTC is a simple, secure and affordable Open Stack Public Cloud...

Sumit Kumar Sharma, Enterprise Architect at In2IT.

Enterprise architecture – a new foundation for a digital era?

April 21, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, OpinionComments (0)

Organisations today must compete in an environment where traditional methods of conducting business are being replaced with new, innovative and disruptive models. Cloud, mobility and Big Data analytics are just some of the technologies that can help them do...

The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed.

Reports of the PC’s death have been greatly exaggerated

April 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, OpinionComments (0)

There is a school of thought that the smartphone will be the single device of the future, at the expense of the PC. The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed, you would simply carry a smartphone that can plug...

Inus Dreckmeyr, Netshield South Africa CEO.

Netshield SA announces Data Centre in a Box now 100% IoT enabled

April 19, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, SponsoredComments (0)

Netshield South Africa is pleased to announce that as a result of the finalisation of its recent developments to its Data Centre in a Box (DCiB), the self-contained cabinets (SCC) are now 100% IoT and cloud-enabled. This recent development enables customers...

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DDoS attacks: are you prepared? Are you insured?

April 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, SponsoredComments (0)

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are certainly causing many sleepless nights for CIOs and CSOs across the world. In fact, Arbor research reveals DDoS attack sizes have grown by an astonishing 1,233 percent, at a compound growth rate of 68 percent,...

Teradata study predicts widespread cloud data storage adoption by 2019

Mass Cloud Migration To Continue Despite Security Threat

April 12, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

A study which was  conducted by Teradata  predicts that by 2019 there will be widespread cloud data storage adoption, by which time over half of enterprise IT, customer, and financial data will be stored in the cloud. This despite the fact that security is...

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Microsoft addresses cloud adoption in Kenya at 2017 Connected Summit

April 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft has been announced as a participant at the 2017 Connected Summit, currently taking place in Kwale County, Kenya between 9 and 13 April. Microsoft will help lead the discussion around this year’s theme of “Shaping the Future”, which will...

Michele McCann, business development manager, Teraco

Africa’s Infrastructure Challenges Eased By Cloud Alternatives

April 11, 2017 • Cloud Computing, General, OpinionComments (0)

The amount of businesses embracing an online strategy is driving an urgent review of legacy infrastructure according to Michele McCann, business development manager, Teraco. Following her panel discussion at this year’s WAN Summit in New York City, McCann...

Iniel Dreyer, Managing Director of Gabsten Technologies.

Small business back-ups – a critical task made easy thanks to the cloud

April 6, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Cloud Computing, Opinion, StartupsComments Off on Small business back-ups – a critical task made easy thanks to the cloud

Data has become a crucial asset for all types of businesses, ranging from home offices to large enterprises that have multiple locations. Losing this data can be catastrophic to any business. The good news is that effective data protection is something that...

Businesses can pay employees anywhere, anytime with an  online payroll solution for start-up and small businesses.

Online payroll solution for start up and small businesses launched in Kenya

April 3, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Online payroll solution for start up and small businesses launched in Kenya

Market and technology for integrated accounting, payroll & HR and payment systems, Sage has announced today that Sage One Payroll is now available in Kenya from 3 April. The cloud solution integrates with Sage One Accounting, offering a business solution...

Gary Turner, MD EMEA, Xero.

Online accounting platform surpasses 1 million subscribers globally

April 3, 2017 • Cloud Computing, FinanceComments (2)

Xero Limited, an online accounting software company has recently surpassed one million subscribers* worldwide on its global cloud accounting platform. Xero has doubled subscriber numbers in less than two years and has quickly grown to become a global...

Managing Director of Avaya South Africa.

Taking the mid-market to cloud

March 29, 2017 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off on Taking the mid-market to cloud

Let’s be honest, being in the middle isn’t always seen as a good thing. “Middle of the road” isn’t an especially flattering description, while being “piggy in the middle” isn’t a desirable position. But when it comes to the mid-market, then I...